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Zanjani, Sally A Mine of Her Own: Women Prospectors in the American West, 1850 - 1950 From the California gold rush through the mid–twentieth century, a special breed of women played an integral and heretofore unrecognized part in some of the most stirring adventures of the pioneer experience: the saintly Nellie Cashman; the copper queen Ferminia Sarras, known for her grand sprees; the former rodeo champion turned prospector; the ex-actress who snowshoed her way to Nome; and many more.A Mine of Her Own tells the definitive story of America's women prospectors for the first time. 
Marvel, William Andersonville: The Last Depot In this carefully researched and compelling revisionist account, William Marvel provides a comprehensive history of Andersonville Prisonand conditions within it. Based on reliable primary sources - including diaries, Union and Confederate government documents, and letters - rather than exaggerated postwar recollectionsand such well-known but spurious 'diaries' as that of John Ransom, Marvel's analysis exonerates camp commendant Henry Wirzand others from charges that they deliberately exterminated prisoners, a crime for which Wirzwas executed after the war. 
Beller, Susan Cadets At War: The True Story of Teenage Heroism at the Battle of New Market The story of 280 schoolboys who fought during the Civil War to stop the Union troops. 
Webb, Harry Call of the Cow Country Extraordinary true stories by a bronc rider, trapper, horse trainer and rancher who was there. Cowboys, Indians, Outlaws, Buffalo Bill, Will James, mustangs,coyotes, bobcats, lions. Stories by Harry Webb. 
Stone, Irving Men to Match My Mountains Stone conducted extensive research and produced a masterpiece. Its pages encompass the mountain west from Colorado to California and it is populated with heroes, visionaries, eccentrics and rogues. A must have book to be enjoyed again and again.  
Cleere, Jan More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Nevada Women "More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Nevada Women" profiles the lives of twelve resourceful women, all of whom were born before 1900 and displayed remarkable courage as they broke through social, cultural, and political barriers to advance women's roles. These women defied the social norms and prejudices of their time, making lasting contributions to society.  
Kennedy, John Profiles in Courage The inspiring true accounts of eight unsung heroic acts by American patriots at different junctures in our nation's history, Kennedy's book became required reading, an instant classic, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Now, a half-century later, it remains a moving, powerful, and relevant testament to the indomitable national spirit and an unparalleled celebration of that most noble of human virtues.  
Gindling, Mary Queen Tamar, daughter of King George III of Georgia  The first woman to rule the nation of Georgia in her own right, Queen Tamar is honored by both her nation and her church. By any account, she was a remarkable woman and an enlightened, successful ruler who managed to hold her throne, despite opposition from her own nobles, and brought her nation into a Golden Age. 
Rickenbacker, Eddie Rickenbacker: An Autobiography The amazing storry of a true American Hero in his own words. 
Keenan, Sheila Scholastic Encyclopedia of Women in the United States From Native Americans to recent immigrants, artists to athletes, politicians to poets, meet the women who have shaped the history of this country. More than 250 biographies are arranged in six chronological chapters from the 1500s to today. Photographs and historical illustrations make this subject's time come alive. The "Scholastic Encyclopedia of Women" is a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. 
Alexander, Caroline The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition In August 1914, days before the outbreak of the First World War, the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent.  
Robin Cross & Rosalind Miles Warrior Women: 3000 Years of Courage & Heroism This is a history book, very accessible and particularly well-written. The text takes a journey through the extraordinary martial histories of women over 3000 years, from the Amazons of early history to US Blackhawk Pilot ‘Tammy’ Duckworth, who lost both her legs in Iraq in 2004. 
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